News from us

New Project Highlights

We have started work on many exciting new projects this year.

Our PSD theme is leading an impact assessment of the Dutch Good Growth Fund, as well as a retrospective impact assessment of the Financial Sector Deepening Trust of Tanzania. In a major DFID funded programme, the Business Environment Reform Facility, Itad is responsible for the cross-DFID lesson …

Centre for Development Impact Update

This has been a formative year for the Centre for Development Impact (CDI). We have spent much of the year reflecting on the major global challenges of our time (inequality, insecurity, sustainability) and what this implies for the way we evaluate impact on the poorest and most marginalised.

We have sought to move beyond narrow methodological debates …

New Frontiers for Evaluation Update

Working with Wilton Park, the Centre for Development Impact (CDI) recently co-hosted a major international conference on ‘New Frontiers for Evaluation’ – the IDEAS Global Assembly, happening in Bangkok this week, will also build on these discussions.

Over several decades now, we have seen dramatic shifts in the way in which middle income and low income …

Itad is evolving…again

Itad’s ownership and management has undergone another significant evolution, in line with our long term strategy for the company’s development.

In early October 2015 we implemented a change in Itad’s ownership and at the same time welcomed a private equity investment from Foresight Group. This follows a Management Buyout in 2011 when our founding directors, …

Itad joins the HeforShe global campaign

It is with enormous pleasure that I am able to announce Itad’s affiliation to the global HeforShe campaign, which seeks to mobilise 1 million men and boys around the work to accelerate the achievement of gender equality.

In the words of UNWomen, the creator of the HeforShe campaign, the “HeForShe journey begins with the affirmation that gender equality is not …

Itad begins work to support monitoring, evaluation and learning for the UK Government’s International Climate Fund

Itad, providing monitoring and evaluation expertise, is a core partner in a consortium led by IMC Worldwide delivering multi-year, multi-country support to the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes for the International Climate Fund (ICF).

The ICF receives contributions from the Department for International Development (DFID), the Department of …

Webinar – Testing the waters: potentials and pitfalls of using ICTs in the water and sanitation sector

The Making All Voices Count Initiative, in collaboration with WaterAid, IRC and Itad are running a webinar on Tuesday, 8th September, 12:00 GMT.

This webinar brings together the results from two recent studies: a study from the Making All Voices Count Initiative in collaboration with WaterAid, IRC, and Itad that examined the factors of success in rendering water …

Consultant Jessica Rust-Smith’s Conservation Agriculture paper has been published

Itad consultant Jessica Rust-Smith has recently had her work published in the book Conservation Agriculture in Subsistence Farming: Case Studies from South Asia and Beyond (edited by C Chan and J Fantle-Lepczyk, CABI, 2015)

Conservation agriculture (CA) is promoted in developing countries as a means for smallholder farmers to increase crop yields and mitigate the …

WASH Results blog post on “six suggestions” is live

The e-Pact Consortium is finding out through Verifying and Evaluating DFID’s WASH Results Programme. But they are not waiting until 2018, when the programme ends, to pass on what they have discovered to other suppliers, donors and verifiers about how this relatively new funding mechanism works in the WASH sector.

Throughout the programme they will be writing about …

SPARC announce their formal membership to the OECD’s Effective Institutions Platform

SPARC announce their formal membership to the OECD’s Effective Institutions Platform (EIP) www.effectiveinstitutions.org.

SPARC was granted membership on July 24, 2015 based on their track record in working to strengthen the effectiveness of public sector institutions for better service delivery; objectives which the EIP shares. SPARC will collaborate with EIP …

LINEA Webinar: Voices for Change (V4C) Nigeria

Join LINEA for a free webinar on Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 2pm BST. Hosted by the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA), this collaborative webinar will be presented by Julian Barr (Itad), Emeka Nwankwo (V4C), and Dr Nancy Glass.

Using case studies from programmes in Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia, these presenters will discuss how …

Lewis Husain joins Itad as Associate Consultant

We are pleased to announce that Lewis Husain has become one of our key associates.

Lewis started collaborating with Itad nearly 3 years ago, when he worked with us on supporting our work on developing an M&E framework for NICE international in China and India. He is now working on a number of evaluations with us, including the evaluation of China-UK Global …

Vishal Gadhavi on ‘Graduating from Social Protection’

To eradicate extreme poverty (or ‘leave no-one behind’) requires a practical mix of political and operational tools and resources to realise this ambitious goal.

Itad’s Vishal Gadhavi will be talking at ODI on his recent contribution to the IDS Bulletin ‘Graduating from Social Protection’ on the 10th July at 1pm.

His presentation will cover an example of …

Itad announces new Associate Directors

Itad is pleased to announce we have appointed two new associate directors, Rob Lloyd and Robbie Gregorowski. Both Rob and Robbie have been promoted from within the company. They will work closely with the management team across a variety of cross organisational initiatives – covering both internal and external facing aspects of itads’ work.

Rob joined Itad in …

Itad Volleyball 2015

As part of Active Sussex’s Workplace Challenge, Itad’s volleyball team has now taken part in 2 volleyball tournaments during April and May 2015.

Although we entered the April tournament with very little practice, we won and lost an equal amount of matches in the first round and squeezed through to the second by a matter of points! Having just made it through, …

Larry Gelmon joins Itad as an Associate Consultant

We are pleased to announce that Larry Gelmon has become one of our key associates.

Larry started collaborating with Itad nearly 3 years ago, when he lead the team supporting the development of a business case for a new DFID regional HIV prevention programme in Southern Africa. He is now working on a number of evaluations with us, including the multiyear …

Itad’s Evaluation of Denmark’s Humanitarian Strategy Published

Itad has just completed an evaluation of Denmark’s humanitarian strategy, covering the period 2010-2015. The synthesis report together with case study reports for South Sudan, Afghanistan and the Syria crisis are now available on the Itad website.

Nick Chapman becomes key associate

We are pleased to announce that Nick Chapman has become one of our key associates.

Nick has had a long association with Itad, being one of the first external consultants we contracted after setting up in 1984. He has worked with us on many projects over the last 30 years, including our Retrospective Review of Rockefeller Foundation’s Rice Biotechnology Program …

Capacity Development 2.0 – Webinar

What’s the latest thinking on capacity development? What roles (if any) can social media and new digital tools play? Our work on these issues has led us to propose a new conceptual framework: Capacity Development 2 or CD2.

This framework isn’t about replacing ‘traditional’ capacity development activities with digital tools and tweeting about it. …

IHP+ 2014 Report on Effective Development Cooperation in Health published

Itad, as part of a consortium led by Hera, was contracted by IHP+ to deliver the 2014 round of monitoring on effective development cooperation.

24 countries and 37 development partners participated, and for the first time, monitoring and reporting was led by Ministries of Health and coordinated nationally – with the aim of strengthening the accountability for …

Itad’s Mid-Term Review of the Ethiopian Civil Society Support Programme Published

Itad’s mid-term review of the Ethiopian Civil Society Support Programme is now available on our website.

Taking place between May and August 2014, the review was designed to provide an independent assessment of the performance and progress of the programme to date.

Tim Ruffer on BEAM Exchange Webinar

Itad’s Tim Ruffer will be contributing to a BEAM Exchange webinar on how market systems programmes are attributing change to their interventions. The webinar will take place on 12 March 2015, 10-11am GMT.

Tim will be giving a conceptual introduction to a 3-step framework  to measuring and attributing change in market systems. He will be joined by consultants …

Forest Governance, Markets and Climate Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of grant holders and service providers of DFID’s Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) has just taken place. Hosted by CIDT, at the Telford Campus of University of Wolverhampton, and facilitated by CIDT and Itad with Triple Line, the three day session (5-7th January) started the year on a positive note.

Some 70 people gathered from a …